Ursula's Girlhood

Ursula's Girlhood

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...Dennis. "Why, a bottle of something or other, I declare!" "Brandy, most likely," suggested Ursula. Just then, a lantern at the hut door reveals Thomas, and behind him stands Mr. Thornton himself. "Here they are, sir, thank God, safe and sound!" exclaims the faithful old servant. "Thank God, indeed," replied Mr. Thornton; "we have been seeking you all down the Gill, and despaired of ever finding you, until Oscar led the way here. Now, can you walk home?" The bottle was taken from Oscar's neck, and after some of its contents had been administered, even Guy thought he could venture the journey, with his father's help. "The snow has almost ceased now," said Mr. Thornton; "and I want to get you safely home and in bed as soon as possible." Oscar was in tremendous spirits, and seemed highly to approve of the night's proceedings. Under his guidance they set out for home, and arrived safely, thankful enough to exchange their heather bed in the little hut for their own snug ones at home. It can be imagined what warm, glad greetings awaited them from the anxious ones at home, and how many grateful thanks rose from every heart in the house to the Great Shepherd who had brought them safely together again. "I say, Ursa, we haven't brought home much holly, after all!" was Dennis's farewell exclamation, as they said "good-night" on their way to bed. The Christmas feasting and joyance was over. The Christmas-tree had bome its various fruits in Winnifred's room, and had given universal satisfaction. The poor had been remembered too, and in the great kitchen at the Manor, huge joints of beef, cheeses, puddings, and warm articles of clothing had been dispensed with a liberal...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653722X
  • 9781236537225